Special Audi R8 to

mark race win

Audi R8 V10 plus selection 24h, front
Audi R8 V10 plus selection 24h, side
Audi R8 V10 plus selection 24h, rear

WITH a price tag of £135,000 the Audi R8 V10 plus is already an exclusive supercar but Audi has decided to produce an even rarer version, the R8 V10 plus selection 24h.

A total of just 24 R8 V10 plus selection 24h models will be built for the world market, combining competition-inspired styling enhancements with an exceptional specification that includes Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping, a sport exhaust for further amplification of the R8's ten-cylinder soundtrack and laser lighting.

It's one year on from the victory clinched by the all-new R8 LMS on its race debut at the Nurburgring 24 Hours and the 24h special edition has been produced to mark the victory.

The Audi R8 V10 plus selection 24h has another a special edition feature with a tricolour exterior which closely resembles its GT3 LMS counterpart.

The multi-material Audi Space Frame body with its predominantly aluminium content and carbon fibre elements is finished in Suzuka grey, while Mythos black detailing with Misano red accents are from the classic Audi racing livery.

The front spoiler, exterior mirror housings, engine compartment cover, rear wing and diffuser are made from gloss-finish carbon fibre, as are the side blades which feature a special R8 24h logo in a matt finish.

The tailpipes of the standard sport exhaust system feature black trims and the 20-inch forged aluminium wheels in 10-spoke Y design are painted gloss anthracite black.

The interior has also been given a new look with full-leather upholstery and trim in rotor grey, with an Alcantara headlining. As an exclusive feature, the entry lights on the doors project the Audi R8 logo onto the road surface outside.

Based on the Audi R8 V10 plus, the selection 24h shares its 610ps output and performance potential, capable of hitting 62mph in a mere 3.2 seconds before advancing toward a top speed of 205mph.

Audi has yet to announce how much the race-bred special is going to cost but the car will make its first appearance at this year's Nurburgring 24 Hours event which is being staged at the famous German circuit over the last weekend of May.

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